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Delhi smog: MCD schools to remain closed today

Updated: Nov 05, 2016 08:33 IST      
Delhi smog: MCD schools to remain closed today

New Delhi [India], Nov. 5 (ANI): The schools running under the three municipal corporations of Delhi will be closed today in view of the heavy smog.

About 10 lakh students are enrolled in the schools administered by the all three municipal corporations.

The national capital is facing the worst smog in 17 years.

On Thursday, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) pressed alarm buttons to highlight one of the worst cases of smog in the national capital.

CSE experts said that as per the India Meteorological Department, the smog on November 2 was the worst in 17 years.

Analysing the available data, the CSE reports states that the post-Diwali peak of pollution is higher than the Diwali peak, as the levels of PM2.5 have increased by 62.7 per cent on November 2 as compared to that on Diwali. On November 2, the levels were 9.4 times the standard.

The Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi recorded the worst levels of smog in 17 years on November 2, with visibility as low as 300-400 metres.

The period between 11a.m. and 2:30 p.m. was the worst in the day with respect to airport visibility.

Joint studies of Central Pollution Control Board and the Chittaranjan National Cancer Research Institute from Kolkata has shown that every third child in Delhi has impaired lungs. (ANI)

SC to hear Hurriyat leader Abdul Gani Bhat's plea

Updated: Aug 21, 2017 01:41 IST     

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SC to hear plea on police department vacancies

Updated: Aug 21, 2017 01:40 IST     

New Delhi [India], August 21 (ANI): The Supreme Court will on Monday hear the petition filed by lawyer, Manish Kumar, seeking to fill up various posts of police department in many states.

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New Delhi [India], Aug 21 (ANI): The Supreme Court will on Monday pronounce verdict on a plea of Lieutenant Colonel Shrikant Prasad Purohit seeking interim bail in the 2008 Malegaon blast case.

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AIADMK will be 'one again and without Sasikala: OPS

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 23:23 IST     

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J-K: Search operation launched in Pulwama's Bamnoo area

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 23:10 IST     

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WBPCC chief Adhir Chowdhury's car hit by container

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 22:33 IST     

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], August 20 (ANI): West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee President Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury was saved after his car was hit by a speeding truck in Murshidabad on Sunday.

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Onus of creating 'a new India' lies with the youth: Amit Shah

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 21:49 IST     

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Drone scare at Delhi airport: Flight operations resume

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 20:49 IST     

New Delhi [India], August 20 (ANI): The flight operations at the Delhi airport, which were earlier halted after a pilot reported about spotting a drone above the runway, have now been resumed.

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Man arrested for possessing drugs worth Rs. 7,000

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 20:30 IST     

Goa [India], August 20 (ANI): The Calangute Police on Sunday arrested a man possessing drugs worth Rs. 7,000.

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Drone spotted at Delhi airport, flight operations halted

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 20:18 IST     

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